As a political and military reassurance, a recent NATO exercise in the Baltic region makes sense. But Russia’s real levers of influence over the Baltic states are not military, and NATO may not be the appropriate answer.
The long awaited Green Paper on Justice and Security suggests the British Government wants to close a legal loophole to ensure sensitive intelligence material from abroad can be kept secret. But is this wise in an age when advancing technologies makes secrecy more difficult and at a time when the public appears to want greater openness?
UK Counter-Terrorism laws have been reviewed by the government and found wanting. But do planned changes herald a new, fairer era in tackling terrorism, or are they a weaker version of existing powers?
David Hayes is a Mechanical Engineer in the defence industry, and has previously worked on secondment at the Royal United Services Institute as a research analyst. In this article he provides an overview of current and future development trends in weapons technology that could be integrated onto unmanned
aerial vehicles, and looks at the implications this has had and will have on military...